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Neuroscience News has been at 3 events

HostFollowersTitleDateGuestsLinks
Science on Google+495,487Isaac Newton's Birthday is on ChristmasJoin us in a Newton-inspired holiday physics hangout with rockstar physicist +Henry Reich of +MinutePhysics and +MinuteEarth  and brilliant ballerina biologist +Carin Bondar of +National Geographic, +Scientific American and host of Wild Sex, a science show about the strange reproductive habits of the animal kingdom. She knows how the world gets physical. +Veritasium  AKA +Derek Muller may pop in.  We hear there may even be more special guests so you should probably go ahead and RSVP yes to join the lively conversation. BYOB. Hosted by +Amy Robinson of +Science on Google+ .Happy Newtonmas Hangout2013-12-19 00:00:00144 
EyeWire304,324+Sebastian Seung, Professor of Computational Neuroscience at +Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and creator of +EyeWire will host a 30 minute hangout on air on Thursday, Dec 12th at 3 PM US EST. During this hangout, Sebastian will answer questions about scientific discoveries made possible with the help of EyeWirers as well as talk about what's in the works for the future of EyeWire.Hangout with Neuroscientist Sebastian Seung2013-12-12 21:00:0055 
Science on Google+495,487Please join us for a collaborative Hangout On Air with Autism Brainstorm (http://goo.gl/HO5LZL). We will be discussing current research in Autism and Autism Education, as well as the protein biomarkers associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders.Topics: 1) Lead by Dr. +Stephen Shore:  Research in Comparative Approaches to Autism Education with special emphasis on the Miller Method®. Dr. Shore will be joined by Ethan Miller and Amir Naimov for discussion and Q&A.2) Lead by +John Elder Robison:  Current research topic(s) being considered by IACC (The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee  is a Federal advisory committee charged with coordinating all activities concerning autism spectrum disorder within the U.S.3) Lead by Dr. +Alisa Woods: Protein Biomarkers and Autism Spectrum DisordersPDF LINKS:Dr. Stephen Shore Dissertation: Comparative Approaches to Autism Education: http://goo.gl/lnqpxbDr. Stephen Shore: ICDL The Miller Method: http://goo.gl/X6XQoqJohn Elder Robison: Scholar in Residence at William And Mary: http://goo.gl/QPxtLH John Elder Robison: IACC Government Strategic Plan for Autism Research: http://goo.gl/reBc9aDr. Alisa G Woods: Treating Clients with AS and ASD: http://goo.gl/175424Dr. Alisa G Woods: Proteomics and Cholesterol in Autism: http://goo.gl/SklhcLDr. Stephen Shore:Diagnosed with "Atypical Development and strong autistic tendencies" and "too sick" for outpatient treatment Dr. Shore was recommended for institutionalization. Nonverbal until four, and with much support from his parents, teachers, wife, and others, Stephen is now a professor at Adelphi University where his research focuses on matching best practice to the needs of people with autism.In addition to working with children and talking about life on the autism spectrum, Stephen presents and consults internationally on adult issues pertinent to education, relationships, employment, advocacy, and disclosure as discussed in his books Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Ask and Tell: Self-advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum, the critically acclaimed Understanding Autism for Dummies., and the newly released DVD Living along the Autism Spectrum: What it means to have Autism or Asperger Syndrome.President emeritus of the Asperger’s Association of New England and former board member of the Autism Society, Dr. ShorAutism Brainstorm and Science On Google+ Collaborative Hangout On Air2013-12-10 04:00:0088 

Neuroscience News has been shared in 50 public circles

AuthorFollowersDateUsers in CircleCommentsReshares+1Links
Helpful Mum1,344This is a circle of people who are frequent G+ users. Really interesting to add if you are just getting started out. Feel free to share the circle.2014-05-18 18:35:454928510
Graeme McRae25,726Graeme's Circle of Active GooglePlussers! . . . This is a curated circle of active people on Google+ If you add this circle, you will see hundreds of new posts per day in your stream from this circle alone. If you’re in the circle (you’ll know ‘cause I notified you) then please reshare it! It's a circle of people I started following a few months ago, and who have consistently posted something at least once a week during all of weeks since then. If you want an interesting stream, you should add this circle. If you're interested in how I curated this circle, and why I think it makes for a really great stream, read on. . .How did these people get in the circle?. . . They must have posted something interesting, at least once, because I don't follow people unless they post something interesting. By now, you're probably not surprised by the number of people on G+ whose pages are full of repeated posts, videos without comments, "what's up" and other uninteresting things. I don't follow those people.How did they stay in the circle since they were added?. . . After I add someone, I keep them in the circle of people I added around the same time. Then, several times a week, I go through all my circles and delete people who haven't posted (something visible to me) in the last 7 days. So the people who are left in the circle are consistent posters. That says something important about them, because consistency is a proxy for quality.Wait. What? Why is consistency is a proxy for quality?. . . I'll admit it: I don't have the science to back up that wild statement, but I'll tell you why I believe it to be true. People who post crap don't get a lot of followers, and the few followers they have don't bother to engage. After a while, the crappy-posting people start to think G+ is a ghost town, and they lose interest. On the other hand, the people who share (or re-share) interesting things get followers and engagement, slowly at first, but ever increasing, and this outpouring of love is what keeps them going. That's what I think anyway, and I'm sticking to it.People who share interesting things get lots of followers. . . This is another half-baked theory of mine, but hear me out. You might think this makes sense: Google+ offers suggestions of people to follow, especially to new users. Google+'s only source of names to suggest are other G+ers like yourself. The G+ers who have the most engagement are the ones Google+ knows will be good to follow, so these people get put out as suggestions more often, and some percentage of those suggestions are taken up. So the more engagement you have, the more Google+ will suggest you as a person to follow, and so the more followers you'll get. Completing the theory: the more interesting the stuff you share (or reshare), the more engagement you'll get, and hence the more followers you'll get.How can I get in your circle?. . . Don't bother trying to "get into" this circle. This circle isn't for you to get into. Think of it the other way around. This circle is for you to add, so you can follow a bunch of interesting and consistent people. The stream from this one circle will be chock-full of fascinating content for you to reshare. People will start to notice your reshares, and they will engage with you, and then Google+ will "notice" (it's a computer, but let's anthropomorphise, shall we?) you and suggest you to others, who will then follow you.No, really. How can I get in your circle?. . . First, unfollow me, then wait, oh, about a week. Spend that week posting a shitload of interesting things. Then follow me. Since you're so interesting, Google+ will notify me that you followed me (G+ doesn'2014-05-17 08:06:51492554988
Will Hawkins33,835Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                              118This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!Circle Networkhttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/112542593288160483901/postsNetwork Circleshttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/communities/113362757071870225795#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle  Circlenetwork CircleNetworking IPNetwork NetworkingCircles2014-05-13 22:47:45500534395
Social Media Revolution637All Science! #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #circle 2013-08-20 16:03:51189035
Social Media Revolution592Science #circleshare   #sharedcircles  2013-08-10 21:42:081890113
Science é Ciencia0We've been shared by +Science on Google+: A Public Database among other 246 interesting pages related to Science that you can follow here on Google+ adding this circle.Thank you! :D #science   #circles   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles  2013-07-24 10:00:53247001
Smartphones23,919Super Tech Circle Share! #technology   #smartphones   #tablets   #google   #sharedcircles   #publiccircle   #techcircle   #android   #apple   #googleplus   #mobile   #glass   #googleplustips   #socialmedia  2013-05-07 05:26:38104002
Bobo Fett4Those of you flocking here from the horror that is Facebook, or any that have been here for a while, or maybe even never a part of FB, some pointers to get you started.First thing to know if you type a question mark pretty much anywhere (as long as you don't have a text field in focus, in other words a blinking cursor where you would type text) in G+ you get a little pop up that gives you some handy basic keyboard shortcuts.If you are new here and and you are looking to make your feed more active, click the two little circles labeled Find people in the icons down the left side of the G+ page.  There you can search for people you know and add them to your circles.  Circles are what G+ uses to allow you to organize your friends list.  G+ starts you off with a few default Circles to use, you just need to add people and/or pages to things you enjoy to one of those circles.  Once you have you will see grey buttons at the top of your main feed (The page you get to if you click the big Google+ icon in the top left hand corner).  The first button is the default All circles button, here you will see all of the posts of every person/page you have added to any of your circles.  Next to the All button you will see buttons with the names of your circles.  If you click one of them you will of course see just posts from people/pages in that circle, but also on the rightish side, not quite at the top of the page, you will find a button that says Settings.  That is a drop down that gives you two check boxes.  One is "Show posts in home stream" the other is "Get Notified of new posts".  They pretty much do what they say, and "get notified" means any posts from this circle will make the number between your name and the + Share button in the top right hand corner increment and go red.  You can click that number at any time (even if it's red and 0) to get a drop down window which will show a condensed version of all posts from circles you get notified about. It will also notify you any time someone circles you back, and any +1s you have received in posts or comments you have made. As well as, comments in posts you have also commented on. On this Settings button you will also see a grey area that says Amount.  If you hover over that you get to choose More, Standard, or Fewer.  Which controls how frequently the posts from that circle appear in your feed.If you combine the above tools with the fact that you can change the name of any circle, add as many as you like, and also have people in more than one circle, you have very granular control over what posts you see and when, and exactly who can see your posts.  You can also share your circles with other people, as I have done below.  If you click the View shared circle button below, you will be able to see all the pages in a circle I call, go figure, Pages.  You can look through it and if you like everything you can just add the whole circle as a new circle.  Or, you can pick and choose which things you find interesting and add just them to your own circle that you already have or create a new circle.  Moving stuff from circle to circle is as easy and dragging the rectangle for that particular page/person and dropping onto the circle you want it to be in.  You could also just add this circle in full and then just delete the stuff you don't want (little x in top right hand corner of each rectangle when you hover over it).  Or just view this circle to get ideas for what sort of stuff can be searched for, and use the search box at the top of the Find people/Circle page to find stuff you like.Now once you have some friends added to circles, and pages/people you would like to follow added as well, your feed will get much more interesting. Now on to posting your own stuff.  In the Share what's new... field at the top of pages, you can of course type anything you like2013-05-03 19:55:12143001
Science on Google+60,330Science Pages- All DisciplinesView pages categorized by discipline: http://goo.gl/WCohTLinks to shared science circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Active profiles and pages will be included in the next shared circle.Science on Google+ community: http://goo.gl/mTTxX#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2013-03-17 13:29:4424071916
Justin Fournier534Tech Engage CircleHello Everyone just following the footsteps of +martin shervington  and attempting to circle share fully engaged circles with you.  Below I'm sharing a circle of definite Technology posters. If your new to this platform and needed a circle for sure fire tech news and help.  *Be sure to add and re-share this circle.*  Later Guys!2013-03-10 16:15:55296516
Science on Google+32,183Science Pages- All DisciplinesView pages categorized by discipline: http://goo.gl/WCohTLinks to shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBAdd your science page to next circle: http://goo.gl/yEg7MScience on Google+ community: http://goo.gl/mTTxX #scienceeveryday  #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2013-02-08 02:05:592341310
Science on Google+13,921Ultimate Science Page CircleSpice up your stream with this nice set of Science Pages!Join the Science on Google+ Community: http://goo.gl/uhJCNApplied and Mathematical Sciences: http://goo.gl/l0prdNatural Sciences: http://goo.gl/t8ljmSocial Sciences and Communication: http://goo.gl/vqyNSAdd your Profile/Page to Science on Google+: A Public Database If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that Profiles also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles .#scienceeveryday   #science   #publiccircles   #sharedcircles2012-12-16 17:10:4039321917
Daniel Harrington26,455SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY CIRCLE! #science   #tech   #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #sciencecircle   #googleplus  2012-12-13 02:01:55106014
Chris Row1,476Time to share again. Here is a good Circle of active people I have shared this one in the past, but in case you missed it here you go.2012-12-06 22:32:02491617
Chris Row1,468Here is a random circle I would like to share with you. just a bunch of random people. give it a shot you never know who you might find it here. add it, share it, enjoy it.2012-12-04 20:14:284919412
Science on Google+12,997Ultimate Science Page Circle 11.20Spice up your stream with this set of Science Pages! Did we miss your science page? Read below.Add your Profile/Page to Science on Google+: A Public Database If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that Profiles also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#scienceeveryday   #science   #publiccircles   #sharedcircles2012-11-20 19:05:1839031112
Science on Google+12,836Ultimate Science Page Circle 11.10Spice up your stream with this set of Science Pages! Nine pages were added this week (see below if you would like to add your science page to the circle).Add your Profile/Page to Science on Google+: A Public Database If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that Profiles also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#scienceeveryday  #science  #publiccircles  #sharedcircles  2012-11-10 13:37:5338201223
Science on Google+12,642Ultimate Science Page CircleSpice up your stream by adding this really nice set of Science Pages! Add your Profile/Page to +Science on Google+: A Public Database If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that Profiles also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles  2012-11-04 00:18:5037321930
Science on Google+11,818Science Page Circle - 10.9.12This is a really nice set of Science Pages!  Approximately 200 pages are in +Science on Google+: A Public Database (see http://goo.gl/WCohT for a categorized list), and we circled 157 Science Pages in the last two days!!! Check out the new pages by adding this circle and don't forget to share it with your friends!If you received a direct notification about this circle and would like to be added to future circles, please fill out this form: http://goo.gl/yEg7M. Thanks in advance! #scienceeveryday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles  2012-10-10 01:01:2036524650
Science on Google+11,317Science Pages- All DisciplinesView pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/WCohTView all shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-09-30 12:55:041990917
Scott Sneddon0In the spirit of circle-sharing on #sciencesunday here's my science media circle (a work in progress, but please feel free to add yours and re-share. Let me know what I've missed, or if you have a source you think I should add.Thanks,2012-09-23 15:37:3623103
Science on Google+9,957Psychology and Neuroscience PagesView pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/MwpSt. View all shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-09-21 11:07:33366118
Science on Google+9,821Science Pages- All DisciplinesView pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/WCohTView all shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-09-16 15:43:301944511
Science on Google+9,289Science Pages- All DisciplinesThis is a really nice set of Science Pages (see http://goo.gl/WCohT for a categorized list). Help spread the love of Science by sharing this circle with your friends.If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles  2012-09-08 14:08:4719364760
Science on Google+9,127Biology and Neuroscience PagesView pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/ctxgwView all shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-09-01 12:45:324201015
Science on Google+8,449Psychology and Neuroscience PagesView pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/MwpSt. View all shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-08-16 00:12:19360414
Science on Google+8,407Biology and Neuroscience PagesView pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/ctxgw.View all shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-08-15 23:55:20422110
Science on Google+7,163Searching for Active Science Pages+Science on Google+: A Public Database currently has 150 science pages in the database (see http://goo.gl/WCohT for a categorized list); however, there are many science pages on G+ that are not in the database. We would like to double this Science Page circle and share it this Sunday for   #sciencesunday ; however, we need your help. If you are curating a science page or know of an active science page that is not in the database (http://goo.gl/WCohT), please add it to the database by filling out this short form: http://goo.gl/yEg7M. We will take all of the active science pages, put them in this circle, and share it this Sunday. When you are done adding your favorite science pages, please share this post so we can reach our 300 page goal by Sunday.  Thanks!2012-07-11 15:21:1915032010
Science on Google+5,678Science Pages- All DisciplinesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/WCohT. If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-06-17 16:02:371404119
Science on Google+5,678Biology and Neuroscience PagesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/ctxgw.If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-06-17 15:05:40321310
The Web Resources0Brand Page Circle..Open to suggestionsTags #sharedcircles   #brandpagecircles   #circlesharing   #Brandpages  +Best Shared Circle +Shared Circles Shared a Circle with You +Reshare +Reshare +SharedCircles +Shared Pages Circles +Shared Circles on G+ +Shared a circle with you ..2012-06-11 23:41:37258053
Science on Google+5,521Updated Science Page Circle 6/10- All DisciplinesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/WCohT. If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles  #sharedcircles 2012-06-10 17:14:351392169
Science on Google+5,446Science Pages- All DisciplinesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/WCohT. If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-06-03 18:55:35136189
Science on Google+5,446Biology and Neuroscience PagesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/ctxgw.If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles  #sharedcircles 2012-06-03 18:12:5430115
TheFanar.com Holiday Homes919#CircleSunday #sharedcircles special unique circle continuesravel and Holidays Business PagesThis circle includes the pages of some of the most successful companies in the worldBusiness Pages , Directory for Pages shared , Shared Pages , Shared Business Pages , Directory for Pages , G+ Shared Circle Directory for Pages#hoildays #travel #directory #sharedcircles #busniess #smes #news2012-05-22 13:30:5751002
Mike Clancy4,510Science & Technology ... if you want it, this is where you'll find it. These people are interesting and active. If you're in it, share it ... if you want into it, +1 it. It's that simple!2012-04-20 03:25:1149912626
Science on Google+2,105Psychology and Neuroscience PagesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/MwpSt. If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/vOJoN). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB2012-04-14 14:19:0130428
Science on Google+1,707Science Pages- All disciplinesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/WCohT. If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/vOJoN). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB2012-04-11 13:04:06810911
Mike Clancy3,675By far my largest (and favorite) circle, this is a great list of engaged science & technology lovers. As with my sci-fi circle, +1 this if you would like to be added to the circle, share it if you're already in it and want your own circles to grow.2012-04-05 16:33:35460101733
Science on Google+1,505Psychology/Neuroscience PagesClick on the following link to view the pages in this circle: http://goo.gl/MwpSt. If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/vOJoN). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB2012-04-04 01:14:30290417
Chris Robinson19,669Science Pages- Updated 3.15.12The pages in this circle cover many important areas/disciplines including: #Anthropology , #Astronomy , #Biology , #Biotechnology , #Botany , #Chemistry , #Climatology , #Ecology , #Geography , #Geology , #Mathematics , #Nanotechnology , #Neurology , #Neuroscience , #Psychology , #Physics , and #robotics . Help spread the love of Science by sharing this circle with your friends/circles.Do you want to add a Science page to the next shared circle? Mention the page on the original post.Pages that will be included in the next circle: +NIH +LA Robotics Club +MicrobiologyBytes +Eye-Com Research +Springer Plants _______________________________Musician and Band Public Database: http://goo.gl/EhCJaShared Circles and Helpful Google+ Links: http://goo.gl/i604C2012-03-15 12:05:16118111713
Chris Robinson19,669Psychology Pages- Updated 3.15.12This circle covers many areas of Psychology including: #ClinicalPsychology , #CognitiveBehavioralTherapy , #CognitivePsychology , #DevelopmentalPsychology , #EducationalPsychology , #Neurology , #NeuroMarketing , #Neuroscience , #Psychotherapy , #SocialPsychology , and there is even a page devoted to +Psychology Humour! Help spread the love of Psychology by sharing this circle with your friends!Do you want to add a Psychology page to the next shared circle? Mention the page on the original post.Pages to add to next shared circle: +NIH __________________________________Musician and Band Public Database: http://goo.gl/EhCJaShared Circles and Helpful Google+ Links: http://goo.gl/i604C2012-03-15 12:03:12495106
G+ Shared Circles Directory for Pages194The Science & Technology ~Pages-Only~ Circle! Add these groups and businesses to your circles with a click of a button. Each profile in this circle is a page which means that other pages can add them to circles too!If you'd like to be added to this circle, just leave a comment below.2012-03-13 19:21:241124110
Wilco Wings1,54203.03.02 Psychology, Psychiatry & MedsIf you're interested to be in this circle's next update, leave a comment. You can also suggest people for this circle.Well, let's try something new here...When you start at Google+, you get a couple of default circles, and when I think back, I had no clue what to do with it. I read a lot of tuts about circle management etc. Started over a few times (bad habit), but it didn’t really worked out for me.I tried to get a number of people interested in Google+ by demonstrating it on the screen. I noticed how confused they were.So I started over with my circle management again, now with a different approach. I took all my interests in my daily live, converted them into interest circles. When I demonstrate Google+ to people now, I don’t see those confused looks anymore, must done something right here.Most Google+ users keep there circle management for themselves (I noticed). I’m going to do the opposite here, I’m gonna share more than 40 interest circles, handpicked (except the Galaxy Nexus circle and the Chromebook circle, these are started by others shared circles).2012-02-28 22:11:3383221
Igbo Anyanwu1,792My Massive Science Circle.2012-02-27 09:14:56501014
Chris Robinson15,978Science Pages- Updated 2.13.12The pages in this circle cover many important areas/disciplines including: #Anthropology , #Astronomy , #Biology , #Biotechnology , #Botany , #Chemistry , #Climatology , #Ecology , #Geography , #Geology , #Mathematics , #Nanotechnology , #Neurology , #Neuroscience , #Psychology , and #Physics . Spread the love of Science by sharing this circle with your friends/circles.Pages that will be included in the next circle: +Ask A Biologist +HuffPost Science +Sleep Research +Oxford SciBar +Emily Lakdawalla, Planetary Society Blogger +CosmoQuest Do you want to add a Science page to the next shared circle? Mention the page on the original post: http://goo.gl/6BRLF._________________________________________________Science Circles and Helpful Google+ Links: http://goo.gl/i604C2012-02-13 16:01:3910691614
Chris Robinson14,511Science in a CircleA circle is a simple shape of Euclidean geometry consisting of those points in a plane that are a given distance from a given point, the centre. The distance between any of the points and the centre is called the radius. The word "circle" derives from the Greek, kirkos "a circle," from the base ker- which means to turn or bend. The origins of the words "circus" and "circuit" are closely related. The circle has been known since before the beginning of recorded history. Natural circles would have been observed, such as the Moon, Sun, and a short plant stalk blowing in the wind on sand, which forms a circle shape in the sand. The circle is the basis for the wheel, which, with related inventions such as gears, makes much of modern civilisation possible. In mathematics, the study of the circle has helped inspire the development of geometry, astronomy, and calculus. Excerpt taken from: http://goo.gl/P21YC.Here on Google+ circle has a different meaning. It's a powerful tool for categorizing profiles and pages. Circles can be beautiful and informative, especially when they're filled with science! I am sharing 50 pages that actively disseminate scientific material; however, it would be nice to build up this circle, as well as the scientific community more generally. Please comment on the original post (http://goo.gl/V1VyI) if you know of other high quality science pages on Google+. Feel free to share this circle with your friends, and don't forget to periodically check the comments in the original post (http://goo.gl/V1VyI) to see the recommended science pages.Science pages not included in circle: +Cancer Research UK, +Environmental Health News, +Research cc: +Allison Sekuler +Robby Bowles +ScienceSunday #sciencesunday2012-01-22 20:01:1450211124
G+ Business Pages Directory5,276Selection of +Google+ Your Business Pages from M-Z SHARED CIRCLEThis is a small selection of the many pages in the directory to check out. Pages included were done more in a general way and not specific ...in any way except for being in the 2nd half of the alphabet!A fun way to find pages you may not know about! #coolpages2012-01-08 20:17:30343261218
G+ Business Pages Directory3,402Psychology Pages Shared CircleI received a great interaction with +Chris Robinson today who has a major interest in the sciences and making circles related to All things ScienceMany thanks to him for helping +G+ Business Pages Directory make this circle!Feel free to suggest any other #psych and #science related Pages!#coolpages2011-12-07 22:40:4114349
Chris Robinson8,261General Science Circle with an emphasis on Psychology and Neuroscience Please comment below if you have found other Psychology/Neuroscience pages. Thanks!Here's the link to the OP (http://goo.gl/FpSeL), so you can check for additions.General Science Pages not included in shared circle+Cambridge Science Festival +Discover Magazine +New Scientist +ScienceBlog.com +ScienceDaily +SciFri +Science News Blog+ScienceSunday +Science of Tomorrow +Scientific AmericanPsychology and Neuroscience Pages not included in shared circle+Action Potential (neuro@nature) +All About Psychology +American Psychological Association +Brain Science Podcast +Cognando +Developmental Psychology News +NeuroDebian 2011-11-14 14:32:0417151514

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2014-12-11 21:31:14 (206 comments, 164 reshares, 1613 +1s)Open 

Roller Coaster Rides Trigger Stroke in Young Boy

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/neurology-pediatric-stroke-roller-coaster-1617/.

Riding a couple roller coasters at an amusement park appears to have triggered an unusual stroke in a 4-year-old boy, according to a report in the journal Pediatric Neurology.

The research is in Pediatric Neurology. (full access paywall)

Research: “Internal carotid artery dissection after a roller-coaster ride in a 4-year-old. Case Report and Review of the Literature” by Amre Nouh, Daniel Vela-Duarte, Thomas Grobelny, George Hoganson, David Pasquale, and José Biller in Pediatric Neurology. doi:10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2014.11.007 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2014.11.007)

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2014-12-11 21:31:14 (206 comments, 164 reshares, 1613 +1s)Open 

Roller Coaster Rides Trigger Stroke in Young Boy

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/neurology-pediatric-stroke-roller-coaster-1617/.

Riding a couple roller coasters at an amusement park appears to have triggered an unusual stroke in a 4-year-old boy, according to a report in the journal Pediatric Neurology.

The research is in Pediatric Neurology. (full access paywall)

Research: “Internal carotid artery dissection after a roller-coaster ride in a 4-year-old. Case Report and Review of the Literature” by Amre Nouh, Daniel Vela-Duarte, Thomas Grobelny, George Hoganson, David Pasquale, and José Biller in Pediatric Neurology. doi:10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2014.11.007 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2014.11.007)

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2014-12-11 21:31:14 (206 comments, 164 reshares, 1613 +1s)Open 

Roller Coaster Rides Trigger Stroke in Young Boy

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/neurology-pediatric-stroke-roller-coaster-1617/.

Riding a couple roller coasters at an amusement park appears to have triggered an unusual stroke in a 4-year-old boy, according to a report in the journal Pediatric Neurology.

The research is in Pediatric Neurology. (full access paywall)

Research: “Internal carotid artery dissection after a roller-coaster ride in a 4-year-old. Case Report and Review of the Literature” by Amre Nouh, Daniel Vela-Duarte, Thomas Grobelny, George Hoganson, David Pasquale, and José Biller in Pediatric Neurology. doi:10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2014.11.007 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2014.11.007)

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2014-12-19 20:46:35 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

OCD Patients’ Brains Light up to Reveal How Compulsive Habits Develop

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/ocd-caudate-nucleus-neuroimaging-1645/.

Misfiring of the brain’s control system might underpin compulsions in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), according to researchers at the University of Cambridge.

The research is in American Journal of Psychiatry. (full access paywall)

Research: “Functional Neuroimaging of Avoidance Habits in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder” by Claire M. Gillan, Ph.D.; Annemieke M. Apergis-Schoute, Ph.D.; Sharon Morein-Zamir, Ph.D.; Gonzalo P. Urcelay, Ph.D.; Akeem Sule, M.B.B.S., M.R.C.Psych.; Naomi A. Fineberg, M.A., M.R.C.Psych.; Barbara J. Sahakian, Ph.D.; and Trevor W. Robbins, Ph.D. in American Journal of Psychiatry. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2014.14040525(http:/... more »

OCD Patients’ Brains Light up to Reveal How Compulsive Habits Develop

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/ocd-caudate-nucleus-neuroimaging-1645/.

Misfiring of the brain’s control system might underpin compulsions in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), according to researchers at the University of Cambridge.

The research is in American Journal of Psychiatry. (full access paywall)

Research: “Functional Neuroimaging of Avoidance Habits in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder” by Claire M. Gillan, Ph.D.; Annemieke M. Apergis-Schoute, Ph.D.; Sharon Morein-Zamir, Ph.D.; Gonzalo P. Urcelay, Ph.D.; Akeem Sule, M.B.B.S., M.R.C.Psych.; Naomi A. Fineberg, M.A., M.R.C.Psych.; Barbara J. Sahakian, Ph.D.; and Trevor W. Robbins, Ph.D. in American Journal of Psychiatry. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2014.14040525 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.2014.14040525)

Image: Researchers have been investigating the possibility that compulsions in OCD are products of an overactive habit-system. Credit Dave 77459.

#psychology   #ocd   #neuroimaging  ___

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2014-12-19 02:19:06 (5 comments, 10 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Study Helps Explain Why Some People Are Better Navigators

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/entorhinal-cortex-navigation-neuroimaging-1644/.

The part of the brain that tells us the direction to travel when we navigate has been identified by UCL scientists, and the strength of its signal predicts how well people can navigate.

The research is in Current Biology. (full open access)

Research: “A Goal Direction Signal in the Human Entorhinal/Subicular Region” by Martin J. Chadwick, Amy E.J. Jolly, Doran P. Amos, Demis Hassabis, and Hugo J. Spiers in Current Biology. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2014.11.001 (http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(14)01427-4)

Image: The entorhinal region of the brain found to be responsible for our ‘homing signals’ Credit Hugo Spiers.

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Study Helps Explain Why Some People Are Better Navigators

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/entorhinal-cortex-navigation-neuroimaging-1644/.

The part of the brain that tells us the direction to travel when we navigate has been identified by UCL scientists, and the strength of its signal predicts how well people can navigate.

The research is in Current Biology. (full open access)

Research: “A Goal Direction Signal in the Human Entorhinal/Subicular Region” by Martin J. Chadwick, Amy E.J. Jolly, Doran P. Amos, Demis Hassabis, and Hugo J. Spiers in Current Biology. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2014.11.001 (http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(14)01427-4)

Image: The entorhinal region of the brain found to be responsible for our ‘homing signals’ Credit Hugo Spiers.

#neuroscience   #neuroimaging   #fmri  ___

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2014-12-19 01:53:45 (0 comments, 11 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Crows Are Smarter than You Think

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/cognition-psychology-intelligence-crows-1643/.

A study involving the University of Iowa finds crows join humans, apes, and monkeys in exhibiting advanced relational thinking

The research is in Current Biology. (full access paywall)

Research: “Crows Spontaneously Exhibit Analogical Reasoning” by Anna Smirnova, Zoya Zorina, Tanya Obozova, and Edward Wasserman in Current Biology. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2014.11.063 (http://www.cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822(14)01557-7)

Image: Study finds crows spontaneously solve higher-order relational-matching tasks. Credit Lomonosov Moscow University.

#psychology   #cognitivescience   #intelligence  

Crows Are Smarter than You Think

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/cognition-psychology-intelligence-crows-1643/.

A study involving the University of Iowa finds crows join humans, apes, and monkeys in exhibiting advanced relational thinking

The research is in Current Biology. (full access paywall)

Research: “Crows Spontaneously Exhibit Analogical Reasoning” by Anna Smirnova, Zoya Zorina, Tanya Obozova, and Edward Wasserman in Current Biology. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2014.11.063 (http://www.cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822(14)01557-7)

Image: Study finds crows spontaneously solve higher-order relational-matching tasks. Credit Lomonosov Moscow University.

#psychology   #cognitivescience   #intelligence  ___

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2014-12-19 01:10:59 (0 comments, 16 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Trigger Mechanism for Recovery after Spinal Cord Injury Revealed

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/spinal-cord-injury-treatments-neurology-1642/.

After an incomplete spinal cord injury, the body can partially recover basic motor function. So-called muscle spindles and associated sensory circuits back to the spinal cord promote the establishment of novel neuronal connections after injury. This circuit-level mechanism behind the process of motor recovery was elucidated by Prof. Silvia Arber’s research group at the Biozentrum, University of Basel and the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research. Their findings may contribute to designing novel strategies for treatment after spinal cord injuries.

The research is in Cell. (full access paywall)

Research: “Muscle Spindle Feedback Directs Locomotor Recovery and CircuitReo... more »

Trigger Mechanism for Recovery after Spinal Cord Injury Revealed

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/spinal-cord-injury-treatments-neurology-1642/.

After an incomplete spinal cord injury, the body can partially recover basic motor function. So-called muscle spindles and associated sensory circuits back to the spinal cord promote the establishment of novel neuronal connections after injury. This circuit-level mechanism behind the process of motor recovery was elucidated by Prof. Silvia Arber’s research group at the Biozentrum, University of Basel and the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research. Their findings may contribute to designing novel strategies for treatment after spinal cord injuries.

The research is in Cell. (full access paywall)

Research: “Muscle Spindle Feedback Directs Locomotor Recovery and Circuit Reorganization after Spinal Cord Injury” by Aya Takeoka, Isabel Vollenweider, Grégoire Courtine, and Silvia Arber in Cell.  doi:/10.1016/j.cell.2014.11.019 (http://dx.doi.org//10.1016/j.cell.2014.11.019)

Image: This shows the sensory nerve terminals (orange) of a muscle spindle. Credit University of Basel, Biozentrum.

#neuroscience   #neurology  ___

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2014-12-18 23:49:17 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

First Real Time MRI Guided Brain Surgery for Parkinson’s in Southern California

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/dbs-parkinsons-mri-neurosurgery-1641/.

Neurosurgeons at UC San Diego Health System are the first in Southern California to implant a deep brain stimulator (DBS) in a patient with Parkinson’s disease using real-time 3-D magnetic resonance image (MRI) guidance.

Image: UC San Diego Health System is a national leader in MRI-guided procedure for brain disease. Image adapted from the UCSD press release.

#neurology   #parkinsons   #neurosurgery  

First Real Time MRI Guided Brain Surgery for Parkinson’s in Southern California

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/dbs-parkinsons-mri-neurosurgery-1641/.

Neurosurgeons at UC San Diego Health System are the first in Southern California to implant a deep brain stimulator (DBS) in a patient with Parkinson’s disease using real-time 3-D magnetic resonance image (MRI) guidance.

Image: UC San Diego Health System is a national leader in MRI-guided procedure for brain disease. Image adapted from the UCSD press release.

#neurology   #parkinsons   #neurosurgery  ___

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2014-12-18 22:53:28 (0 comments, 9 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Scientists Map Out How Childhood Brain Tumors Relapse

Researchers have discovered the unique genetic paths that the childhood brain tumour medulloblastoma follows when the disease comes back.

The research is in Cancer Cell. (full open access)

#cancer   #neurology   #genetics  

Scientists Map Out How Childhood Brain Tumors Relapse

Researchers have discovered the unique genetic paths that the childhood brain tumour medulloblastoma follows when the disease comes back.

The research is in Cancer Cell. (full open access)

#cancer   #neurology   #genetics  ___

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2014-12-18 21:45:09 (0 comments, 8 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

In One Aspect of Vision, Computers Catch up to Primate Brain

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/ann-visual-processing-neuroscience-1639/.

Newest computer neural networks can identify visual objects as well as the primate brain.

Research: The research will appear in PLOS Computational Biology. We will link to the research when the PLOS site is repaired. 

Image: A team of MIT neuroscientists has found that some computer programs can identify the objects in these images just as well as the primate brain. Image credited to the researchers.

#computationalscience   #vision   #neuralnetworks  

In One Aspect of Vision, Computers Catch up to Primate Brain

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/ann-visual-processing-neuroscience-1639/.

Newest computer neural networks can identify visual objects as well as the primate brain.

Research: The research will appear in PLOS Computational Biology. We will link to the research when the PLOS site is repaired. 

Image: A team of MIT neuroscientists has found that some computer programs can identify the objects in these images just as well as the primate brain. Image credited to the researchers.

#computationalscience   #vision   #neuralnetworks  ___

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2014-12-18 20:40:25 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Healthy Brain Development Balanced on Edge of a Cellular ‘Sword’

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/microcephaly-neurodevelopment-genetics-1638/.

A new Yale-led study of children with neurodevelopmental abnormalities of the brain identifies a “cutting” enzyme crucial to the shaping and division of brain cells as well as the replenishment of neural stem cells.

The research is in Neuron. (full access paywall)

Research:  “Mutations in KATNB1 Cause Complex Cerebral Malformations by Disrupting Asymmetrically Dividing Neural Progenitors” by Ketu Mishra-Gorur et al. in Neuron. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2014.12.014 (http://dx.dot.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2014.12.014) 

Image: A normal brain and one with microcephaly. This image is adapted from the Yale press release.

#genetics   #neurology  

Healthy Brain Development Balanced on Edge of a Cellular ‘Sword’

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/microcephaly-neurodevelopment-genetics-1638/.

A new Yale-led study of children with neurodevelopmental abnormalities of the brain identifies a “cutting” enzyme crucial to the shaping and division of brain cells as well as the replenishment of neural stem cells.

The research is in Neuron. (full access paywall)

Research:  “Mutations in KATNB1 Cause Complex Cerebral Malformations by Disrupting Asymmetrically Dividing Neural Progenitors” by Ketu Mishra-Gorur et al. in Neuron. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2014.12.014 (http://dx.dot.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2014.12.014) 

Image: A normal brain and one with microcephaly. This image is adapted from the Yale press release.

#genetics   #neurology  ___

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2014-12-18 05:59:07 (1 comments, 15 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Fine Particulate Air Pollution Linked with Increased Autism Risk

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/air-pollution-autism-pregnancy-1637/.

Women exposed to high levels of fine particulate matter specifically during pregnancy, particularly during the third trimester, may face up to twice the risk of having a child with autism than mothers living in areas with low particulate matter, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The greater the exposure, the greater the risk, researchers found. It was the first U.S.-wide study exploring the link between airborne particulate matter and autism.

The research is in Environmental Health Perspectives. (full access paywall)

Research: “Autism Spectrum Disorder and Particulate Matter Air Pollution before, during, and after Pregnancy: A Nested Case–Control Analysis within theNur... more »

Fine Particulate Air Pollution Linked with Increased Autism Risk

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/air-pollution-autism-pregnancy-1637/.

Women exposed to high levels of fine particulate matter specifically during pregnancy, particularly during the third trimester, may face up to twice the risk of having a child with autism than mothers living in areas with low particulate matter, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The greater the exposure, the greater the risk, researchers found. It was the first U.S.-wide study exploring the link between airborne particulate matter and autism.

The research is in Environmental Health Perspectives. (full access paywall)

Research: “Autism Spectrum Disorder and Particulate Matter Air Pollution before, during, and after Pregnancy: A Nested Case–Control Analysis within the Nurses’ Health Study II Cohort” by Raanan Raz, Andrea L. Roberts, Kristen Lyall, Jaime E. Hart, Allan C. Just, Francine Laden, and Marc G. Weisskopf in Environmental Health Perspectives. doi:10.1289/ehp.1408133 (http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1408133/) 

Image: Prior studies have suggested that, in addition to genetics, exposure to airborne environmental contaminants, particularly during pregnancy and early life, may affect risk of autism. This image is for illustrative purposes only. Credit bycfotografem.

#autism   #pollution   #pregnancy  ___

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2014-12-18 02:43:10 (0 comments, 9 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

New Approach for Treating ALS

Blocking molecules involved in ALS-drug resistance may improve how well ALS therapeutics work, suggesting that re-evaluation of drugs that appeared to have failed might be appropriate.

The research is in Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. (full access paywall)

#neurology   #als  

New Approach for Treating ALS

Blocking molecules involved in ALS-drug resistance may improve how well ALS therapeutics work, suggesting that re-evaluation of drugs that appeared to have failed might be appropriate.

The research is in Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. (full access paywall)

#neurology   #als  ___

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2014-12-17 23:42:09 (0 comments, 8 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Bugs Life: The Nerve Cells That Make Locusts 'Gang Up'

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/serotonin-neurochemistry-behavior-1635/.

A team of biologists has identified a set of nerve cells in desert locusts that bring about ‘gang-like’ gregarious behaviour when they are forced into a crowd.

The research is in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. (full open access)

Research: “Differential activation of serotonergic neurons during short- and long-term gregarization of desert locusts” by Stephen M. Rogers and Swidbert R. Ott in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. doi:10.1098/rspb.2014.2062 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2014.2062) 

Image: Computer reconstruction of nerve cells in a desert locust that produce the neurochemical serotonin. The colors indicate each cell’sresponse t... more »

Bugs Life: The Nerve Cells That Make Locusts 'Gang Up'

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/serotonin-neurochemistry-behavior-1635/.

A team of biologists has identified a set of nerve cells in desert locusts that bring about ‘gang-like’ gregarious behaviour when they are forced into a crowd.

The research is in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. (full open access)

Research: “Differential activation of serotonergic neurons during short- and long-term gregarization of desert locusts” by Stephen M. Rogers and Swidbert R. Ott in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. doi:10.1098/rspb.2014.2062 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2014.2062) 

Image: Computer reconstruction of nerve cells in a desert locust that produce the neurochemical serotonin. The colors indicate each cell’s response to the social stimuli that cause gregarious behavior. The green cells contain less serotonin after a life-time of crowding with other locusts. The blue cells contain more serotonin after a locust has seen and smelled other locusts for just one hour. The yellow cells increase their serotonin content within an hour of exposing a locust to any of the social stimuli that induce gregarious behavior. Credit Researchers/University of Leicester.

#neuroscience   #serotonin   #behavior  ___

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2014-12-17 08:39:26 (0 comments, 13 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Researchers Publish New Findings From Mind Controlled Robot Arm Project

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/neuroprosthetics-robotic-arm-10d-1634/.

Using mind control, woman with quadriplegia moves robot arm and hand in ’10D’.

The research is in Journal of Neural Engineering. (full open access)

Research: “Ten-dimensional anthropomorphic arm control in a human brain−machine interface: difficulties, solutions, and limitations” by B Wodlinger, J E Downey, E C Tyler-Kabara, A B Schwartz, M L Boninger and J L Collinger in Journal of Neural Engineering. doi:10.1088/1741-2560/12/1/016011 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1741-2560/12/1/016011 ) 

Image: Using mind control, a woman with quadriplegia moves robot arm and hand in. Credit Journal of Neural Engineering/IOP Publishing.

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Researchers Publish New Findings From Mind Controlled Robot Arm Project

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/neuroprosthetics-robotic-arm-10d-1634/.

Using mind control, woman with quadriplegia moves robot arm and hand in ’10D’.

The research is in Journal of Neural Engineering. (full open access)

Research: “Ten-dimensional anthropomorphic arm control in a human brain−machine interface: difficulties, solutions, and limitations” by B Wodlinger, J E Downey, E C Tyler-Kabara, A B Schwartz, M L Boninger and J L Collinger in Journal of Neural Engineering. doi:10.1088/1741-2560/12/1/016011 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1741-2560/12/1/016011 ) 

Image: Using mind control, a woman with quadriplegia moves robot arm and hand in. Credit Journal of Neural Engineering/IOP Publishing.

#neuroscience   #prosthetics   #robotics  ___

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2014-12-17 03:56:17 (16 comments, 29 reshares, 252 +1s)Open 

Study Reports Depression in Dementia More Common in Community Care

Researchers studied 414 people with severe dementia along with their carers in England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden. The study gathered information on quality of life, activities of daily living such as bathing, feeding and dressing and presence of depressive symptoms using standardised measures.

The research is in International Psychogeriatrics. (full access paywall)

#psychology   #dementia   #depression  

Study Reports Depression in Dementia More Common in Community Care

Researchers studied 414 people with severe dementia along with their carers in England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden. The study gathered information on quality of life, activities of daily living such as bathing, feeding and dressing and presence of depressive symptoms using standardised measures.

The research is in International Psychogeriatrics. (full access paywall)

#psychology   #dementia   #depression  ___

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2014-12-16 22:47:46 (35 comments, 20 reshares, 84 +1s)Open 

Meth Users Face Higher Risk for Developing Parkinson’s Disease

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/parkinsons-methamphetamine-women-neurology-1632/.

In addition to incurring serious dental problems, memory loss and other physical and mental issues, methamphetamine users are three times more at risk for getting Parkinson’s disease than non-illicit drug users, new research from the University of Utah and Intermountain Healthcare shows.

The research is in Drug and Alcohol Dependence. (full access paywall)

Research: “Methamphetamine/amphetamine abuse and risk of Parkinson’s disease in Utah: A population-based assessment” by Karen Curtin, Annette E. Fleckenstein, Reid J. Robison, Michael J. Crookston, Ken R. Smith, and Glen R. Hanson in Drug and Alcohol Dependence. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.10.027(http://d... more »

Meth Users Face Higher Risk for Developing Parkinson’s Disease

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/parkinsons-methamphetamine-women-neurology-1632/.

In addition to incurring serious dental problems, memory loss and other physical and mental issues, methamphetamine users are three times more at risk for getting Parkinson’s disease than non-illicit drug users, new research from the University of Utah and Intermountain Healthcare shows.

The research is in Drug and Alcohol Dependence. (full access paywall)

Research: “Methamphetamine/amphetamine abuse and risk of Parkinson’s disease in Utah: A population-based assessment” by Karen Curtin, Annette E. Fleckenstein, Reid J. Robison, Michael J. Crookston, Ken R. Smith, and Glen R. Hanson in Drug and Alcohol Dependence. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.10.027 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.10.027) 

Image: Women who use methamphetamine may be nearly five times more likely to get Parkinson’s disease compared to women who don’t use drugs. This image is for illustrative purposes and is described as “Methamphetamine abuse decreases dopamine transporter activity and compromises mental function”. Credit NIH.

#neurology   #psychology   #parkinsons  ___

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2014-12-16 22:00:22 (2 comments, 9 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

New Technology Advances Eye Tracking as Biomarker for Brain Function and Brain Injury

Unique research led by NYU Langone Medical Center utilizes music videos to study eye movements.

The research is in Journal of Neurosurgery. (full access paywall)

#tbi   #neurology  

New Technology Advances Eye Tracking as Biomarker for Brain Function and Brain Injury

Unique research led by NYU Langone Medical Center utilizes music videos to study eye movements.

The research is in Journal of Neurosurgery. (full access paywall)

#tbi   #neurology  ___

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2014-12-16 21:15:21 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Which Dot Will They Hunt?

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/vision-neuroscience-hunting-retina-1630/.

Prey is recognised even by the zebrafish retina.

The research is in Developmental Science. (full access paywall)

Research: “A dedicated visual channel for prey detection in larval zebrafish” by Julia Semmelhack, Joseph Donovan, Tod Thiele, Enrico Kuehn, Eva Laurell, and Herwig Baier in eLife. Published online December 9 2014 doi:10.7554/eLife.04878 (http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.04878) 

Image: When a zebrafish larva sees a prey object, this information is sent to neurons in the AF7 region of the brain. These neurons (one of which is shown here in blue) then send the hunting impulse to the areas that control movement. Credit MPI of Neurobiology/ Semmelhack.

#neuroscience   #vision  

Which Dot Will They Hunt?

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/vision-neuroscience-hunting-retina-1630/.

Prey is recognised even by the zebrafish retina.

The research is in Developmental Science. (full access paywall)

Research: “A dedicated visual channel for prey detection in larval zebrafish” by Julia Semmelhack, Joseph Donovan, Tod Thiele, Enrico Kuehn, Eva Laurell, and Herwig Baier in eLife. Published online December 9 2014 doi:10.7554/eLife.04878 (http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.04878) 

Image: When a zebrafish larva sees a prey object, this information is sent to neurons in the AF7 region of the brain. These neurons (one of which is shown here in blue) then send the hunting impulse to the areas that control movement. Credit MPI of Neurobiology/ Semmelhack.

#neuroscience   #vision  ___

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2014-12-16 20:06:05 (5 comments, 25 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

Naming People and Objects in Baby’s First Year May Offer Learning Benefits Years Later

UMass Amherst study suggests naming between 6 and 9 months lays ‘learning foundation’.

The research is in Developmental Science. (full access paywall)

#psychology   #learning  

Naming People and Objects in Baby’s First Year May Offer Learning Benefits Years Later

UMass Amherst study suggests naming between 6 and 9 months lays ‘learning foundation’.

The research is in Developmental Science. (full access paywall)

#psychology   #learning  ___

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2014-12-16 19:01:53 (1 comments, 12 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

How the Brain Can Distinguish Good from Bad Smells

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/lateral-horn-odor-processing-neuroscience-1628/.

Scientists identify the lateral horn in the brain of fruit flies as the processing center for behaviorally relevant odor information. 

The research is in eLife. (full open access)

Research: “Decoding odor quality and intensity in the Drosophila brain” by Antonia Strutz, Jan Soelter, Amelie Baschwitz, Abu Farhan, Veit Grabe, Jürgen Rybak, Markus Knaden, Michael Schmuker, Bill S Hansson, and Silke Sachse in eLife. doi:10.7554/eLife.04147 (http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.04147) 

Image: The three main neuron types in the lateral horn of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster: Inhibitory projection neurons (green) respond to attractive odors; higher-order neurons of the lateral horn(orang... more »

How the Brain Can Distinguish Good from Bad Smells

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/lateral-horn-odor-processing-neuroscience-1628/.

Scientists identify the lateral horn in the brain of fruit flies as the processing center for behaviorally relevant odor information. 

The research is in eLife. (full open access)

Research: “Decoding odor quality and intensity in the Drosophila brain” by Antonia Strutz, Jan Soelter, Amelie Baschwitz, Abu Farhan, Veit Grabe, Jürgen Rybak, Markus Knaden, Michael Schmuker, Bill S Hansson, and Silke Sachse in eLife. doi:10.7554/eLife.04147 (http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.04147) 

Image: The three main neuron types in the lateral horn of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster: Inhibitory projection neurons (green) respond to attractive odors; higher-order neurons of the lateral horn (orange) respond to repulsive odors; excitatory projection neurons (magenta) are likely to convey the identity of an odor. The first two neuron types were examined in the study. Credit Antonia Strutz, MPI Chem. Ecol.

#neuroscience   #science   ___

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2014-12-16 00:56:21 (1 comments, 14 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Neurotransmitter Binding Site Function Revealed with Unprecedented Accuracy

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/acetylcholine-receptors-neuroscience-1627/.

Basic finding from UB medical school is relevant to rare genetic disease and could help make “receptor engineering” a reality. 

The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall)

Research: “Functional differences between neurotransmitter binding sites of muscle acetylcholine receptors” by Tapan K. Nayak, Iva Bruhovaa,1, Srirupa Chakraborty, Shaweta Gupta, Wenjun Zheng, and Anthony Auerbach in PNAS. Published online December 9 2014 doi:10.1073/pnas.1414378111 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1414378111) 

Image: Closeup view of acetylcholine receptors shows two different kinds of binding site (green and white) studied by the UB researchers. The blue ball is the surfaceof the ac... more »

Neurotransmitter Binding Site Function Revealed with Unprecedented Accuracy

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/acetylcholine-receptors-neuroscience-1627/.

Basic finding from UB medical school is relevant to rare genetic disease and could help make “receptor engineering” a reality. 

The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall)

Research: “Functional differences between neurotransmitter binding sites of muscle acetylcholine receptors” by Tapan K. Nayak, Iva Bruhovaa,1, Srirupa Chakraborty, Shaweta Gupta, Wenjun Zheng, and Anthony Auerbach in PNAS. Published online December 9 2014 doi:10.1073/pnas.1414378111 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1414378111) 

Image: Closeup view of acetylcholine receptors shows two different kinds of binding site (green and white) studied by the UB researchers. The blue ball is the surface of the active part of acetylcholine (the neurotransmitter). Image adapted from the University at Buffalo press release.

#neuroscience  ___

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2014-12-15 22:29:52 (5 comments, 16 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

Brain Stimulation May Hold Key to Treating Anxiety

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that that brain stimulation may help retrain unhelpful cognitive habits associated with anxiety and depression. 

The research is in Biological Psychiatry. (full access paywall)

#psychology   #anxiety   #depression  

Brain Stimulation May Hold Key to Treating Anxiety

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that that brain stimulation may help retrain unhelpful cognitive habits associated with anxiety and depression. 

The research is in Biological Psychiatry. (full access paywall)

#psychology   #anxiety   #depression  ___

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2014-12-15 21:56:05 (0 comments, 12 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Neurons Listen to Glial Cells

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/glia-information-processing-neurons-1625/.

Research collaboration uncovers a novel mechanism of altered information processing between neurons. Major relevance for learning and processing of sensory input.

The research is in PLOS Biology. (full open access)

Research: “Oligodendrocyte Precursor Cells Modulate the Neuronal Network by Activity-Dependent Ectodomain Cleavage of Glial NG2″ by Dominik Sakry, Angela Neitz, Jeet Singh, Renato Frischknecht, Daniele Marongiu, Fabien Binamé, Sumudhu S. Perera, Kristina Endres, Beat Lutz, Konstantin Radyushkin, Jacqueline Trotter, and Thomas Mittmann in PLOS Biology. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001993 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.1001993) 

Image: Oligodendrocyte progenitor cells in the brain (OPC, green)influ... more »

Neurons Listen to Glial Cells

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/glia-information-processing-neurons-1625/.

Research collaboration uncovers a novel mechanism of altered information processing between neurons. Major relevance for learning and processing of sensory input.

The research is in PLOS Biology. (full open access)

Research: “Oligodendrocyte Precursor Cells Modulate the Neuronal Network by Activity-Dependent Ectodomain Cleavage of Glial NG2″ by Dominik Sakry, Angela Neitz, Jeet Singh, Renato Frischknecht, Daniele Marongiu, Fabien Binamé, Sumudhu S. Perera, Kristina Endres, Beat Lutz, Konstantin Radyushkin, Jacqueline Trotter, and Thomas Mittmann in PLOS Biology. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001993 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.1001993) 

Image: Oligodendrocyte progenitor cells in the brain (OPC, green) influence synaptic signaling between neurones (red) integrated in the neuronal network. Credit The Researchers/Ill.: Institute of Molecular Cell Biology.

#neuroscience   #glia  ___

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2014-12-15 20:55:36 (8 comments, 12 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Are You Genetically Predisposed to Antisocial Behavior?

Study of Swedish teenagers reveals how three genetic factors interact.

The research will appear in the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology.

Are You Genetically Predisposed to Antisocial Behavior?

Study of Swedish teenagers reveals how three genetic factors interact.

The research will appear in the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology.___

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2014-12-15 19:45:53 (5 comments, 17 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

Neuronal Circuits Filter out Distractions in the Brain

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/trn-neural-connections-attention-1623/.

Scientists identify a neural pathway that controls attention, with implications for psychiatric disorders.

The research is in Nature Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Research: “ErbB4 regulation of a thalamic reticular nucleus circuit for sensory selection” by Sandra Ahrens, Santiago Jaramillo, Kai Yu, Sanchari Ghosh, Ga-Ram Hwang, Raehum Paik, Cary Lai, Miao He, Z Josh Huang and Bo Li in Nature Neuroscience. Published online December 15 2014 doi:10.1038/nn.3897 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nn.3897)

Image: CSHL scientists have identified neural connections between the cortex, thalamus, and TRN (TRN neurons shown in red, left and right panels) that help filter out distractions. Loss of asin... more »

Neuronal Circuits Filter out Distractions in the Brain

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/trn-neural-connections-attention-1623/.

Scientists identify a neural pathway that controls attention, with implications for psychiatric disorders.

The research is in Nature Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Research: “ErbB4 regulation of a thalamic reticular nucleus circuit for sensory selection” by Sandra Ahrens, Santiago Jaramillo, Kai Yu, Sanchari Ghosh, Ga-Ram Hwang, Raehum Paik, Cary Lai, Miao He, Z Josh Huang and Bo Li in Nature Neuroscience. Published online December 15 2014 doi:10.1038/nn.3897 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nn.3897)

Image: CSHL scientists have identified neural connections between the cortex, thalamus, and TRN (TRN neurons shown in red, left and right panels) that help filter out distractions. Loss of a single protein in the TRN (shown here in green, middle and right panels) dramatically affects the function of the neural circuit and changes how mice focus. Credit Li et al/CSHL.

#neuroscience   #attention  ___

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2014-12-12 22:07:31 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

New Test Uses the Unique Genetics of Women to Uncover Neurologic Disorders

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/genetics-x-chromosome-neurology-1622/.

Using a basic genetic difference between men and women, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has uncovered a way to track down the source of a neurological disorder in a young girl.

The research is in PLOS ONE. (full open access)

Research: “Characterization of X Chromosome Inactivation Using Integrated Analysis of Whole-Exome and mRNA Sequencing” by Szabolcs Szelinger, Ivana Malenica, Jason J. Corneveaux, Ashley L. Siniard, Ahmet A. Kurdoglu, Keri M. Ramsey, Isabelle Schrauwen, Jeffrey M. Trent, Vinodh Narayanan, Matthew J. Huentelman, and David W. Craig in PLOS ONE. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0113036 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0113036)

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New Test Uses the Unique Genetics of Women to Uncover Neurologic Disorders

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/genetics-x-chromosome-neurology-1622/.

Using a basic genetic difference between men and women, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has uncovered a way to track down the source of a neurological disorder in a young girl.

The research is in PLOS ONE. (full open access)

Research: “Characterization of X Chromosome Inactivation Using Integrated Analysis of Whole-Exome and mRNA Sequencing” by Szabolcs Szelinger, Ivana Malenica, Jason J. Corneveaux, Ashley L. Siniard, Ahmet A. Kurdoglu, Keri M. Ramsey, Isabelle Schrauwen, Jeffrey M. Trent, Vinodh Narayanan, Matthew J. Huentelman, and David W. Craig in PLOS ONE. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0113036 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0113036)

Image: By sequencing the DNA and RNA, researchers were able to precisely identify which cells contained active X chromosomes from the girl’s mother, which contained active X chromosomes from the father, in what proportions, and whether they were associated with any known disorders. This image is for illustrative purposes only. Credit OpenClips.

#genetics   #neurology  ___

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2014-12-12 21:16:58 (0 comments, 17 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

‘Trojan Horse’ Proteins Used to Target Hard to Reach Cancers

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/nanomedicine-cnts-glioblastoma-cancer-1621/.

Scientists at Brunel University London have found a way of targeting hard-to-reach cancers and degenerative diseases using nanoparticles, but without causing the damaging side effects the treatment normally brings.

The research is in Nanomedicine. (full open access)

Research: “Complement activation by carbon nanotubes and its influence on the phagocytosis and cytokine response by macrophages” by Kirsten M. Pondman, MSc, Martin Sobik, MSc, Annapurna Nayak, MSc, Anthony G. Tsolaki, DPhil, Anne Jäkel, DPhil, Emmanuel Flahaut, PhD, Silke Hampel, PhD, Bennie ten Haken, PhD, Robert B. Sim, DPhil, and Uday Kishore, PhD in Nanomedicine. doi:10.1016/j.nano.2014.02.010(http://... more »

‘Trojan Horse’ Proteins Used to Target Hard to Reach Cancers

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/nanomedicine-cnts-glioblastoma-cancer-1621/.

Scientists at Brunel University London have found a way of targeting hard-to-reach cancers and degenerative diseases using nanoparticles, but without causing the damaging side effects the treatment normally brings.

The research is in Nanomedicine. (full open access)

Research: “Complement activation by carbon nanotubes and its influence on the phagocytosis and cytokine response by macrophages” by Kirsten M. Pondman, MSc, Martin Sobik, MSc, Annapurna Nayak, MSc, Anthony G. Tsolaki, DPhil, Anne Jäkel, DPhil, Emmanuel Flahaut, PhD, Silke Hampel, PhD, Bennie ten Haken, PhD, Robert B. Sim, DPhil, and Uday Kishore, PhD in Nanomedicine. doi:10.1016/j.nano.2014.02.010 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nano.2014.02.010 )

“Complement deposition on nanoparticles can modulate immune responses by macrophage, B and T cells” has been accepted by the Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology and will be published shortly. 

Image: Images of pristine and CMC-coated Fe-MWNTs. Image adapted from the Brunel press release.

#nanotechnology   #cancer   #neurology  ___

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2014-12-12 20:16:03 (3 comments, 13 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Neuroscientists Reveal Fundamental Discovery About Cortical Neurons

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/cortical-interneurons-electrophysiology-1620/.

Inhibitory neuron functionality is not an immutable property of cortical cells, but a consequence of more complex network dynamics.

The research is in Nature Communications. (full open access)

Research: “Response-dependent dynamics of cell-specific inhibition in cortical networks in vivo” by Sami El-Boustani and Mriganka Sur in Nature Communications. doi:10.1038/ncomms6689 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms6689)

Image: Neurons in the primary visual cortex of an awake mouse. Credit Sami Elboustani.

#neuroscience   #electrophysiology   #science  

Neuroscientists Reveal Fundamental Discovery About Cortical Neurons

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/cortical-interneurons-electrophysiology-1620/.

Inhibitory neuron functionality is not an immutable property of cortical cells, but a consequence of more complex network dynamics.

The research is in Nature Communications. (full open access)

Research: “Response-dependent dynamics of cell-specific inhibition in cortical networks in vivo” by Sami El-Boustani and Mriganka Sur in Nature Communications. doi:10.1038/ncomms6689 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms6689)

Image: Neurons in the primary visual cortex of an awake mouse. Credit Sami Elboustani.

#neuroscience   #electrophysiology   #science  ___

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2014-12-11 23:47:16 (0 comments, 34 reshares, 87 +1s)Open 

Obese Children’s Brains More Responsive to Sugar

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/insualr-cortex-sugar-obesity-1619/.

A new study led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine finds that the brains of obese children literally light up differently when tasting sugar.

The research will appear in International Journal of Obesity.

Image: The brain images showed that obese children had heightened activity in the insular cortex and amygdala, regions of the brain involved in perception, emotion, awareness, taste, motivation and reward. This image is for illustrative purposes only. Credit Gray’s Anatomy.

#obesity   #neuroscience   #sugar  

Obese Children’s Brains More Responsive to Sugar

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/insualr-cortex-sugar-obesity-1619/.

A new study led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine finds that the brains of obese children literally light up differently when tasting sugar.

The research will appear in International Journal of Obesity.

Image: The brain images showed that obese children had heightened activity in the insular cortex and amygdala, regions of the brain involved in perception, emotion, awareness, taste, motivation and reward. This image is for illustrative purposes only. Credit Gray’s Anatomy.

#obesity   #neuroscience   #sugar  ___

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2014-12-11 22:19:23 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Scientists Define Important Gene Interaction That Drives Aggressive Brain Cancer

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/glioma-cancer-genetics-snd1-1618/.

Targeted therapies are a growing and groundbreaking field in cancer care in which drugs or other substances are designed to interfere with genes or molecules that control the growth and survival of cancer cells. Now, scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center and VCU Institute of Molecular Medicine (VIMM) have identified a novel interaction between a microRNA and a gene that could lead to new therapies for the most common and deadly form of brain tumor, malignant glioma.

The research is in Neuro-Oncology. (full access paywall)

Research: “Suppression of miR-184 in malignant gliomas upregulates SND1 and promotes tumor aggressiveness” by Luni Emdad, Aleksandar Janjic,Moh... more »

Scientists Define Important Gene Interaction That Drives Aggressive Brain Cancer

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/glioma-cancer-genetics-snd1-1618/.

Targeted therapies are a growing and groundbreaking field in cancer care in which drugs or other substances are designed to interfere with genes or molecules that control the growth and survival of cancer cells. Now, scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center and VCU Institute of Molecular Medicine (VIMM) have identified a novel interaction between a microRNA and a gene that could lead to new therapies for the most common and deadly form of brain tumor, malignant glioma.

The research is in Neuro-Oncology. (full access paywall)

Research: “Suppression of miR-184 in malignant gliomas upregulates SND1 and promotes tumor aggressiveness” by Luni Emdad, Aleksandar Janjic, Mohammad A. Alzubi, Bin Hu, Prasanna K. Santhekadur, Mitchell E. Menezes, Xue-Ning Shen, Swadesh K. Das, Devanand Sarkar, and Paul B. Fisher in  Neuro-Oncology. Published online September 12 2014 doi:10.1093/neuonc/nou220 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/neuonc/nou220)

Image: Prior studies have shown that levels of miR-184 are unusually low in tissue samples from patients with malignant gliomas. This image is for illustrative purposes only. Credit RadsWiki.

#neurology   #cancer   #genetics  ___

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2014-12-11 21:31:14 (206 comments, 164 reshares, 1613 +1s)Open 

Roller Coaster Rides Trigger Stroke in Young Boy

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/neurology-pediatric-stroke-roller-coaster-1617/.

Riding a couple roller coasters at an amusement park appears to have triggered an unusual stroke in a 4-year-old boy, according to a report in the journal Pediatric Neurology.

The research is in Pediatric Neurology. (full access paywall)

Research: “Internal carotid artery dissection after a roller-coaster ride in a 4-year-old. Case Report and Review of the Literature” by Amre Nouh, Daniel Vela-Duarte, Thomas Grobelny, George Hoganson, David Pasquale, and José Biller in Pediatric Neurology. doi:10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2014.11.007 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2014.11.007)

Image: The day after riding the roller coasters, the boy vomited and developed a droop on the left side ofhis ... more »

Roller Coaster Rides Trigger Stroke in Young Boy

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/neurology-pediatric-stroke-roller-coaster-1617/.

Riding a couple roller coasters at an amusement park appears to have triggered an unusual stroke in a 4-year-old boy, according to a report in the journal Pediatric Neurology.

The research is in Pediatric Neurology. (full access paywall)

Research: “Internal carotid artery dissection after a roller-coaster ride in a 4-year-old. Case Report and Review of the Literature” by Amre Nouh, Daniel Vela-Duarte, Thomas Grobelny, George Hoganson, David Pasquale, and José Biller in Pediatric Neurology. doi:10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2014.11.007 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2014.11.007)

Image: The day after riding the roller coasters, the boy vomited and developed a droop on the left side of his face while on the flight back home. By the time he arrived home, he was unable to walk and had weakness on his left side. This image is for illustrative purposes only. Credit shijingsjgem.

#neurology   #stroke   #health  ___

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2014-12-11 00:20:25 (2 comments, 19 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Study Pinpoints Part of Brain That Triggers Addiction

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/optogenetics-amygdala-addiction-1616/.

Activating the brain’s amygdala, an almond-shaped mass that processes emotions, can create an addictive, intense desire for sugary foods, a new U-M study found.

The research is in Journal of Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Research: “Optogenetic Excitation of Central Amygdala Amplifies and Narrows Incentive Motivation to Pursue One Reward Above Another” by Mike J.F. Robinson, Shelley M. Warlow, and Kent C. Berridge in Journal of Neuroscience. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2013-14.2014 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2013-14.2014)

Image: The researcher said the results suggest a role for the amygdala in generating focused and almost exclusive desire as seen in addiction. This brain image with thelocat... more »

Study Pinpoints Part of Brain That Triggers Addiction

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/optogenetics-amygdala-addiction-1616/.

Activating the brain’s amygdala, an almond-shaped mass that processes emotions, can create an addictive, intense desire for sugary foods, a new U-M study found.

The research is in Journal of Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Research: “Optogenetic Excitation of Central Amygdala Amplifies and Narrows Incentive Motivation to Pursue One Reward Above Another” by Mike J.F. Robinson, Shelley M. Warlow, and Kent C. Berridge in Journal of Neuroscience. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2013-14.2014 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2013-14.2014)

Image: The researcher said the results suggest a role for the amygdala in generating focused and almost exclusive desire as seen in addiction. This brain image with the location of the amygdala highlighted is for illustrative purposes only. Credit NIH.

#neuroscience   #addiction   #optogenetics  ___

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2014-12-10 23:28:57 (4 comments, 30 reshares, 103 +1s)Open 

Brain Inflammation A Hallmark Of Autism, Large Scale Analysis Shows

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/genetics-autism-brain-inflammation-1615/.

Johns Hopkins study is largest so far of gene expression in autism brains.

The research is in Nature Communications. (full open access)

Research: “Transcriptome analysis reveals dysregulation of innate immune response genes and neuronal activity-dependent genes in autism” by Simone Gupta, Shannon E. Ellis, Foram N. Ashar, Anna Moes, Joel S. Bader, Jianan Zhan, Andrew B. West and Dan E. Arking in Nature Communications. doi:10.1038/ncomms6748 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms6748)

Image: The human brain using colors and shapes to show neurological differences between two people. Credit Arthur Toga, University of California, Los Angeles via NIGMS.

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Brain Inflammation A Hallmark Of Autism, Large Scale Analysis Shows

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/genetics-autism-brain-inflammation-1615/.

Johns Hopkins study is largest so far of gene expression in autism brains.

The research is in Nature Communications. (full open access)

Research: “Transcriptome analysis reveals dysregulation of innate immune response genes and neuronal activity-dependent genes in autism” by Simone Gupta, Shannon E. Ellis, Foram N. Ashar, Anna Moes, Joel S. Bader, Jianan Zhan, Andrew B. West and Dan E. Arking in Nature Communications. doi:10.1038/ncomms6748 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms6748)

Image: The human brain using colors and shapes to show neurological differences between two people. Credit Arthur Toga, University of California, Los Angeles via NIGMS.

#autism   #genetics  ___

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2014-12-10 22:57:53 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Myelin Linked to Speedy Recovery of Human Visual System after Tumor Removal

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/neurology-myelin-brain-tumor-surgery-1614/.

Understanding recovery process could have implications for many different injuries of the central nervous system.

The research is in Science Translational Medicine. (full access paywall)

Research: “White Matter Linked to Visual Recovery After Nerve Decompression” by David A. Paul, Elon Gaffin-Cahn, Eric B. Hintz, Giscard J. Adeclat, Tong Zhu, Zoë R. Williams, G. Edward Vates and Bradford Z. Mahon in Science Translational Medicine. doi:10.1126/scitranslmed.3010798 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/scitranslmed.3010798 )

Image: This is a human visual pathway, including the optic chiasm, tracts and radiations, revealed by MRI. This subject has a large pituitary tumor, in red,caus... more »

Myelin Linked to Speedy Recovery of Human Visual System after Tumor Removal

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/neurology-myelin-brain-tumor-surgery-1614/.

Understanding recovery process could have implications for many different injuries of the central nervous system.

The research is in Science Translational Medicine. (full access paywall)

Research: “White Matter Linked to Visual Recovery After Nerve Decompression” by David A. Paul, Elon Gaffin-Cahn, Eric B. Hintz, Giscard J. Adeclat, Tong Zhu, Zoë R. Williams, G. Edward Vates and Bradford Z. Mahon in Science Translational Medicine. doi:10.1126/scitranslmed.3010798 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/scitranslmed.3010798 )

Image: This is a human visual pathway, including the optic chiasm, tracts and radiations, revealed by MRI. This subject has a large pituitary tumor, in red, causing compression. These tumors caused by demyelination of the vision pathways and vision loss, but surgery to remove the tumor leads to remarkably rapid remyelination and vision recovery. Credit David A. Paul/University of Rochester School of Medicine.

#myelin   #cancer   #neurology  ___

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2014-12-10 22:33:43 (7 comments, 16 reshares, 170 +1s)Open 

Dragonflies on the Hunt Display Complex Choreography

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/dragonfly-locomotion-hunting-neuroscience-1613/.

The dragonfly is a swift and efficient hunter. Once it spots its prey, it takes about half a second to swoop beneath an unsuspecting insect and snatch it from the air. Scientists at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus have used motion-capture techniques to track the details of that chase, and found that a dragonfly’s movement is guided by internal models of its own body and the anticipated movement of its prey. Similar internal models are used to guide behavior in humans.

The research is in Nature. (full access paywall)

Research: “Internal models direct dragonfly interception steering” by Matteo Mischiati, Huai-Ti Lin, Paul Herold, Elliot Imler, Robert Olberg and AnthonyLeonard... more »

Dragonflies on the Hunt Display Complex Choreography

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/dragonfly-locomotion-hunting-neuroscience-1613/.

The dragonfly is a swift and efficient hunter. Once it spots its prey, it takes about half a second to swoop beneath an unsuspecting insect and snatch it from the air. Scientists at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus have used motion-capture techniques to track the details of that chase, and found that a dragonfly’s movement is guided by internal models of its own body and the anticipated movement of its prey. Similar internal models are used to guide behavior in humans.

The research is in Nature. (full access paywall)

Research: “Internal models direct dragonfly interception steering” by Matteo Mischiati, Huai-Ti Lin, Paul Herold, Elliot Imler, Robert Olberg and Anthony Leonardo in Nature. doi:10.1038/nature14045 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature14045)

Image: The researcher has been studying prey capture in dragonflies because he wanted to know whether the same stimulus-response loops that researchers have uncovered in those systems also underlie more complex behaviors. This image is for illustrative purposes only. Credit Erik Driscoll/NeuroscienceNews.

#neuroscience   #science   #behavior  ___

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2014-12-10 21:53:14 (0 comments, 10 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Smoking Lights up Brain’s Response Differently in Men and Women

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/dopamine-sex-differences-smoking-neuroimaging-1612/.

Yale researchers using a new brain imaging analysis method have confirmed that smoking cigarettes activates a dopamine-driven pleasure and satisfaction response differently in men compared to women.

The research is in Journal of Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Research: “Sex Differences in the Brain’s Dopamine Signature of Cigarette Smoking” by Kelly P. Cosgrove, Shuo Wang, Su-Jin Kim, Erin McGovern, Nabeel Nabulsi, Hong Gao, David Labaree, Hemant D. Tagare, Jenna M. Sullivan, and Evan D. Morris in Journal of Neuroscience. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3661-14.2014 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3661-14.2014)

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Smoking Lights up Brain’s Response Differently in Men and Women

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/dopamine-sex-differences-smoking-neuroimaging-1612/.

Yale researchers using a new brain imaging analysis method have confirmed that smoking cigarettes activates a dopamine-driven pleasure and satisfaction response differently in men compared to women.

The research is in Journal of Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Research: “Sex Differences in the Brain’s Dopamine Signature of Cigarette Smoking” by Kelly P. Cosgrove, Shuo Wang, Su-Jin Kim, Erin McGovern, Nabeel Nabulsi, Hong Gao, David Labaree, Hemant D. Tagare, Jenna M. Sullivan, and Evan D. Morris in Journal of Neuroscience. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3661-14.2014 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3661-14.2014)

Image: The researchers found that dopamine release in nicotine-dependent men during smoking was consistent and rapid in the right ventral striatum, a region of the brain central to the reinforcement effect of drugs such as nicotine. A similarly rapid dopamine response was found only in women in a part of the dorsal striatum, a brain region that also happens to be critical for habit formation. Image adapted from the Yale press release.

#neuroscience   #smoking   #neuroimaging   #dopamine  ___

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2014-12-10 00:47:19 (14 comments, 33 reshares, 299 +1s)Open 

Stain Every Nerve

New technique provides unprecedentedly detailed images of mouse neurons.

The research is in Nature Methods. (full access paywall)

Research: “Genetic targeting of chemical indicators in vivo” by Guoying Yang, Fernanda de Castro Reis, Mayya Sundukova, Sofia Pimpinella, Antonino Asaro, Laura Castaldi, Laura Batti, Daniel Bilbao, Luc Reymond, Kai Johnsson and Paul A Heppenstall in Nature Methods. doi:10.1038/nmeth.3207 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nmeth.3207)

Image: A bundle of nerves that relays information from touch receptors on the skin to the spinal cord and ultimately the brain, imaged with the new technique. Credit: EMBL/L.Castaldi.

#neuroscience   #electrophysiology  

Stain Every Nerve

New technique provides unprecedentedly detailed images of mouse neurons.

The research is in Nature Methods. (full access paywall)

Research: “Genetic targeting of chemical indicators in vivo” by Guoying Yang, Fernanda de Castro Reis, Mayya Sundukova, Sofia Pimpinella, Antonino Asaro, Laura Castaldi, Laura Batti, Daniel Bilbao, Luc Reymond, Kai Johnsson and Paul A Heppenstall in Nature Methods. doi:10.1038/nmeth.3207 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nmeth.3207)

Image: A bundle of nerves that relays information from touch receptors on the skin to the spinal cord and ultimately the brain, imaged with the new technique. Credit: EMBL/L.Castaldi.

#neuroscience   #electrophysiology  ___

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2014-12-09 23:19:03 (1 comments, 10 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Nitrous Oxide Shows Potential as Treatment Resistant Depression Therapy

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/psychology-nitrous-oxide-depression-1610/.

Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, has shown early promise as a potential treatment for severe depression in patients whose symptoms don’t respond to standard therapies. The pilot study, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is believed to be the first research in which patients with depression were given laughing gas.

The research is in Biological Psychiatry. (full open access)

Research: “Nitrous Oxide for Treatment-Resistant Major Depression: a Proof-of-Concept Trial” by Peter Nagele, Andreas Duma, Michael Kopec, Marie Anne Gebara, Alireza Parsoei, Marie Walker, Alvin Janski, Vassilis N. Panagopoulos, Pilar Cristancho, J. Philip Miller, Charles F. Zorumski, and CharlesConwa... more »

Nitrous Oxide Shows Potential as Treatment Resistant Depression Therapy

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/psychology-nitrous-oxide-depression-1610/.

Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, has shown early promise as a potential treatment for severe depression in patients whose symptoms don’t respond to standard therapies. The pilot study, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is believed to be the first research in which patients with depression were given laughing gas.

The research is in Biological Psychiatry. (full open access)

Research: “Nitrous Oxide for Treatment-Resistant Major Depression: a Proof-of-Concept Trial” by Peter Nagele, Andreas Duma, Michael Kopec, Marie Anne Gebara, Alireza Parsoei, Marie Walker, Alvin Janski, Vassilis N. Panagopoulos, Pilar Cristancho, J. Philip Miller, Charles F. Zorumski, and Charles Conway in Biological Psychiatry. doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2014.11.016 (http://www.biologicalpsychiatryjournal.com/article/S0006-3223(14)00910-X/fulltext)

Image: Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) has been used as an anesthetic in medicine and dentistry for 150 years. In this illustration from a 19th century book, a man is shown dancing after inhaling the gas. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are evaluating nitrous oxide as a treatment for depression. Credit Wellcome Library, London Wellcome Images.

#depression   #psychology   #psychiatry  ___

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2014-12-09 22:41:47 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Multiple, Short Learning Sessions Strengthen Memory Formation in Fragile X Syndrome

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/fragile-x-learning-memory-psychology-1609/.

UCI study suggests the method could aid children with the autism-related condition.

The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall)

Research: “Spaced training rescues memory and ERK1/2 signaling in fragile X syndrome model mice” by Ronald R. Seese, Kathleen Wang, Yue Qin Yao, Gary Lynch, and Christine M. Gall in PNAS. doi:10.1073/pnas.1413335111 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1413335111)

Image: The researchers previously found synapses encode memories in the hippocampus of mice better when activated briefly at one hour intervals. This image of a transgenic mouse hippocampus is for illustrative purposes only. Credit Margaret I. Davis/NIH.

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Multiple, Short Learning Sessions Strengthen Memory Formation in Fragile X Syndrome

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/fragile-x-learning-memory-psychology-1609/.

UCI study suggests the method could aid children with the autism-related condition.

The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall)

Research: “Spaced training rescues memory and ERK1/2 signaling in fragile X syndrome model mice” by Ronald R. Seese, Kathleen Wang, Yue Qin Yao, Gary Lynch, and Christine M. Gall in PNAS. doi:10.1073/pnas.1413335111 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1413335111)

Image: The researchers previously found synapses encode memories in the hippocampus of mice better when activated briefly at one hour intervals. This image of a transgenic mouse hippocampus is for illustrative purposes only. Credit Margaret I. Davis/NIH.

#memory   #learning   #fragilex  ___

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2014-12-09 21:59:12 (7 comments, 23 reshares, 116 +1s)Open 

Paying Attention Makes Touch Sensing Brain Cells Fire Rapidly and in Sync

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/neuroscience-attention-sensation-neurons-1608/.

A step toward cracking the code of how brains work.

The research is in PLOS Biology. (full open access)

Research: “Temporal Correlation Mechanisms and Their Role in Feature Selection: A Single-Unit Study in Primate Somatosensory Cortex” by Manuel Gomez-Ramirez, Natalie K. Trzcinski, Stefan Mihalas, Ernst Niebur, and Steven S. Hsiao in PLOS Biology. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1002004 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.1002004)

Image: Researcher Ernst Niebur said “Many researchers believe the brain copes with this by immediately throwing away most of what we take in — that’s called selective attention. But we need to be certain that what is thrown away isreally th... more »

Paying Attention Makes Touch Sensing Brain Cells Fire Rapidly and in Sync

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/neuroscience-attention-sensation-neurons-1608/.

A step toward cracking the code of how brains work.

The research is in PLOS Biology. (full open access)

Research: “Temporal Correlation Mechanisms and Their Role in Feature Selection: A Single-Unit Study in Primate Somatosensory Cortex” by Manuel Gomez-Ramirez, Natalie K. Trzcinski, Stefan Mihalas, Ernst Niebur, and Steven S. Hsiao in PLOS Biology. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1002004 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.1002004)

Image: Researcher Ernst Niebur said “Many researchers believe the brain copes with this by immediately throwing away most of what we take in — that’s called selective attention. But we need to be certain that what is thrown away is really the irrelevant part. We investigated how our neurons do that.” This image is for illustrative purposes only. Credit geralt.

#attention   #neuroscience  ___

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2014-12-09 21:27:30 (12 comments, 23 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 

Consistent Distraction Does Not Hinder Learning

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/psychology-learning-distraction-1607/.

A new study challenges the idea that distraction is necessarily a problem for learning. Researchers at Brown University found that if attention was as divided during recall of a motor task as it was during learning the task, people performed as if there were no distractions at either stage.

Research: The research paper “Paradoxical benefits of dual-task contexts for visuomotor memory” by Song, J.-H.and Bédard, P will appear during the week of December 8 2014 in Psychological Science. We will provide a link to the research when it becomes available.

Image: Reflected in the screen and with stylus in hand, postdoctoral researcher Hee Yeon demonstrates an experiment suggesting that distraction need not be absentto p... more »

Consistent Distraction Does Not Hinder Learning

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/psychology-learning-distraction-1607/.

A new study challenges the idea that distraction is necessarily a problem for learning. Researchers at Brown University found that if attention was as divided during recall of a motor task as it was during learning the task, people performed as if there were no distractions at either stage.

Research: The research paper “Paradoxical benefits of dual-task contexts for visuomotor memory” by Song, J.-H.and Bédard, P will appear during the week of December 8 2014 in Psychological Science. We will provide a link to the research when it becomes available.

Image: Reflected in the screen and with stylus in hand, postdoctoral researcher Hee Yeon demonstrates an experiment suggesting that distraction need not be absent to promote learning and recall — it need only be consistent. Credit Mike Cohea/Brown University.

#learning   #psychology   #neuroscience  ___

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2014-12-09 00:01:41 (0 comments, 15 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Preeclampsia During Pregnancy Associated with Greater Autism Risk

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/asd-risk-preecalmpsia-neurology-1606/.

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were more than twice as likely to have been exposed in utero to preeclampsia, and the likelihood of an autism diagnosis was even greater if the mother experienced more severe disease, a large study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found.

The research is in JAMA Pediatrics. (full access paywall)

Research: “Preeclampsia and Autism” by Cheryl K. Walker, MD; Paula Krakowiak, PhD; Alice Baker, MPH; Robin L. Hansen, MD2,4; Sally Ozonoff, PhD; and Irva Hertz-Picciotto, PhD in JAMA Pediatrics. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.2645 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.2645)

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Preeclampsia During Pregnancy Associated with Greater Autism Risk

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/asd-risk-preecalmpsia-neurology-1606/.

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were more than twice as likely to have been exposed in utero to preeclampsia, and the likelihood of an autism diagnosis was even greater if the mother experienced more severe disease, a large study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found.

The research is in JAMA Pediatrics. (full access paywall)

Research: “Preeclampsia and Autism” by Cheryl K. Walker, MD; Paula Krakowiak, PhD; Alice Baker, MPH; Robin L. Hansen, MD2,4; Sally Ozonoff, PhD; and Irva Hertz-Picciotto, PhD in JAMA Pediatrics. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.2645 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.2645)

Image: The current study provides a robust population-based, case-controlled examination of the association between autism and preeclampsia and whether risk was associated with preeclampsia severity. This image is for illustrative purposes only. Credit Greyerbaby.

#autism   #pregnancy   #preeclampsia  ___

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2014-12-08 23:06:47 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Shedding New Light on the Formation of Emotional Fear Memories

Findings show that a long-standing theory on how the brain forms memories, called Hebbian plasticity, is partially correct, but not as simple as was originally proposed.

The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall)

#memory   #neuroscience   #optogenetics  

Shedding New Light on the Formation of Emotional Fear Memories

Findings show that a long-standing theory on how the brain forms memories, called Hebbian plasticity, is partially correct, but not as simple as was originally proposed.

The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall)

#memory   #neuroscience   #optogenetics  ___

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2014-12-08 22:31:13 (0 comments, 8 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

New Therapy Holds Promise for Restoring Vision

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/genetics-light-sensitivity-vision-1604/.

Hybrid chemical/genetic therapy restores light sensitivity to retina in blind mice and dogs.

The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall)

Research: “Restoration of visual function by expression of a light-gated mammalian ion channel in retinal ganglion cells or ON-bipolar cells” by Benjamin M. Gaub, Michael H. Berry, Amy E. Holt, Andreas Reiner, Michael A. Kienzler, Natalia Dolgova, Sergei Nikonov, Gustavo D. Aguirre, William A. Beltran, John G. Flannery, and Ehud Y. Isacoff in PNAS. doi:10.1073/pnas.1414162111 (http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/12/04/1414162111)

Image: In normal mice with working photoreceptors (PR driven), stimulating the retina produces a variety of responses in retinalgan... more »

New Therapy Holds Promise for Restoring Vision

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/genetics-light-sensitivity-vision-1604/.

Hybrid chemical/genetic therapy restores light sensitivity to retina in blind mice and dogs.

The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall)

Research: “Restoration of visual function by expression of a light-gated mammalian ion channel in retinal ganglion cells or ON-bipolar cells” by Benjamin M. Gaub, Michael H. Berry, Amy E. Holt, Andreas Reiner, Michael A. Kienzler, Natalia Dolgova, Sergei Nikonov, Gustavo D. Aguirre, William A. Beltran, John G. Flannery, and Ehud Y. Isacoff in PNAS. doi:10.1073/pnas.1414162111 (http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/12/04/1414162111)

Image: In normal mice with working photoreceptors (PR driven), stimulating the retina produces a variety of responses in retinal ganglion cells, the output of the eye. This can be seen in the colorful lower square, where measurements of the activity of different retinal ganglion cells are shown in response to the same stimulation. This is because the retinal circuit mediates different operations. Photoswitches inserted into retinal ganglion cells (RGC) of blind mice produce much less variety of response (all evenly red means the cells fire at the same time), while blind mice with photoswitches inserted into bipolar cells (ON-BC driven) exhibit much more variety in their retinal response to light, closer to that of normal mice. Future chemical/gene therapy should probably focus on bipolar cells in order to capture this retinal processing before signals are relayed to the brain. Credit Isacoff & Flannery/UC Berkeley and Beltran/PennVet.

#neuroscience   #vision   #genetics  ___

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2014-12-08 21:28:35 (0 comments, 19 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Researchers Find Link Between Sleep Deprivation and Cell Damage

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/sleep-loss-cell-damage-neuroscience-1603/.

Scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) have discovered a link between sleep loss and cell injury. Results of a new study find sleep deprivation causes the damage to cells, especially in the liver, lung, and small intestine. Recovery sleep following deprivation heals the damage.

The research is in Sleep. (full access paywall)

Research: “Cell Injury and Repair Resulting from Sleep Loss and Sleep Recovery in Laboratory Rats” by Carol A. Everson, PhD; Christopher J. Henchen, BS; Aniko Szabo, PhD; and Neil Hogg, PhD in Sleep. doi:10.5665/sleep.42447 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5665/sleep.4244)

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Researchers Find Link Between Sleep Deprivation and Cell Damage

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/sleep-loss-cell-damage-neuroscience-1603/.

Scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) have discovered a link between sleep loss and cell injury. Results of a new study find sleep deprivation causes the damage to cells, especially in the liver, lung, and small intestine. Recovery sleep following deprivation heals the damage.

The research is in Sleep. (full access paywall)

Research: “Cell Injury and Repair Resulting from Sleep Loss and Sleep Recovery in Laboratory Rats” by Carol A. Everson, PhD; Christopher J. Henchen, BS; Aniko Szabo, PhD; and Neil Hogg, PhD in Sleep. doi:10.5665/sleep.42447 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5665/sleep.4244)

Image: Researchers discovered sleep loss causes cell damage, resulting in a link between sleep and disease risk. The image is for illustrative purposes only. Credit PublicDomainPicutres.

#neuroscience   #sleep   #health  ___

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2014-12-08 20:36:20 (1 comments, 10 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Engineer Applies Robot Control Theory to Improve Prosthetic Legs

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/prosthetic-leg-locomotion-robotics-1602/.

A University of Texas at Dallas professor applied robot control theory to enable powered prosthetics to dynamically respond to the wearer’s environment and help amputees walk.

The research is in IEEE Transactions on Robotics. (full access paywall)

Research: “Virtual Constraint Control of a Powered Prosthetic Leg: From Simulation to Experiments With Transfemoral Amputees” by Gregg, R.D, Lenzi, T., Hargrove, L.J., and Sensinger, J.W. in IEEE Transactions on Robotics. doi:10.1109/TRO.2014.2361937 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TRO.2014.2361937)

Image: The participants were able to move at speeds of more than 1 meter per second; the typical walking speed of fully able-bodied people isabout... more »

Engineer Applies Robot Control Theory to Improve Prosthetic Legs

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/prosthetic-leg-locomotion-robotics-1602/.

A University of Texas at Dallas professor applied robot control theory to enable powered prosthetics to dynamically respond to the wearer’s environment and help amputees walk.

The research is in IEEE Transactions on Robotics. (full access paywall)

Research: “Virtual Constraint Control of a Powered Prosthetic Leg: From Simulation to Experiments With Transfemoral Amputees” by Gregg, R.D, Lenzi, T., Hargrove, L.J., and Sensinger, J.W. in IEEE Transactions on Robotics. doi:10.1109/TRO.2014.2361937 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TRO.2014.2361937)

Image: The participants were able to move at speeds of more than 1 meter per second; the typical walking speed of fully able-bodied people is about 1.3 meters per second. Credit UT Dallas.

#neuroscience   #robotics   #prosthetic  ___

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2014-12-08 19:57:45 (1 comments, 8 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Optogenetics: Identifying New Targets for Epilepsy Intervention

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/temporal-lobe-epilepsy-optogenetics-neurology-1601/.

Optogenetics is one of the hottest tools in biomedical research today, a method that uses gene therapy to deliver light-sensitive proteins into specific cells. This new tool allows researchers to interact with a single cell or a network of cells with exquisite precision. Whereas imaging and other technologies allow researchers to watch the brain in action, optogenetics enables them to influence those actions.

Research:  “Cerebellar Control of Spontaneous Seizures in a Mouse Model of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy” by Esther Krook-Magnuson, Caren Armstrong, Gergely Szabo, Mikko Oijala and Ivan Soltesz is available at the American Epilepsy Society’s Annual Meeting 2014 page. The research will be presentedduring... more »

Optogenetics: Identifying New Targets for Epilepsy Intervention

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/temporal-lobe-epilepsy-optogenetics-neurology-1601/.

Optogenetics is one of the hottest tools in biomedical research today, a method that uses gene therapy to deliver light-sensitive proteins into specific cells. This new tool allows researchers to interact with a single cell or a network of cells with exquisite precision. Whereas imaging and other technologies allow researchers to watch the brain in action, optogenetics enables them to influence those actions.

Research:  “Cerebellar Control of Spontaneous Seizures in a Mouse Model of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy” by Esther Krook-Magnuson, Caren Armstrong, Gergely Szabo, Mikko Oijala and Ivan Soltesz is available at the American Epilepsy Society’s Annual Meeting 2014 page. The research will be presented during the meeting in Seattle between December 5-9 2014

Image: Findings show that when brain cells in the cerebellum were activated by optogenetic lasers in the
lateral cerebellar cortex, the duration of temporal lobe seizures decreased significantly This image is for illustrative purposes only. Credit Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT.

#optogenetics   #epilepsy   #neurology  ___

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2014-12-05 01:02:14 (0 comments, 18 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Alter Thyroid Levels in Pregnancy & May Affect Fetal Brain Development

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/fetal-brain-development-genetics-pcbs-1600/.

A new study led by biologist R. Thomas Zoeller of the University of Massachusetts Amherst provides “the strongest evidence to date” that endocrine disrupting chemicals such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) found in flame retardant cloth, paint, adhesives and electrical transformers, can interfere with thyroid hormone action in pregnant women and may travel across the placenta to affect the fetus.

The research is in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. (full access paywall)

Research: “Endocrine Disruption in Human Placenta: Expression of the Dioxin-Inducible Enzyme, Cyp1a1, Is Correlated With That of Thyroid Hormone-Regulated Genes”by Thom... more »

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Alter Thyroid Levels in Pregnancy & May Affect Fetal Brain Development

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/fetal-brain-development-genetics-pcbs-1600/.

A new study led by biologist R. Thomas Zoeller of the University of Massachusetts Amherst provides “the strongest evidence to date” that endocrine disrupting chemicals such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) found in flame retardant cloth, paint, adhesives and electrical transformers, can interfere with thyroid hormone action in pregnant women and may travel across the placenta to affect the fetus.

The research is in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. (full access paywall)

Research: “Endocrine Disruption in Human Placenta: Expression of the Dioxin-Inducible Enzyme, Cyp1a1, Is Correlated With That of Thyroid Hormone-Regulated Genes” by Thomas L. Wadzinski, Katherine Geromini, Judy McKinley Brewer, Ruby Bansal, Nadia Abdelouahab, Marie-France Langlois, Larissa Takser and R. Thomas Zoeller in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. doi:10.1210/jc.2014-2629 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1210/jc.2014-2629)

Image: Researchers found that in pregnancies where the placenta contained higher levels of CYP1A1, it also showed signs of thyroid disruption. Levels of two thyroid-regulated genes tended to be higher in these pregnancies, although the mother’s overall thyroid hormone levels did not change. This image is for illustrative purposes only. Credit Skitterphoto.___

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2014-12-04 21:34:09 (2 comments, 11 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Barrier Breaking Drug May Lead to Spinal Cord Injury Treatments

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/neuropharmacology-spinal-cord-paralysis-1598/.

NIH-funded scientists take first step towards developing promising new drug.

The research is in Nature. (full access paywall)

Research: “Modulation of the proteoglycan receptor PTPσ promotes recovery after spinal cord injury” by Bradley T. Lang, Jared M. Cregg, Marc A. DePaul, Amanda P. Tran, Kui Xu, Scott M. Dyck, Kathryn M. Madalena, Benjamin P. Brown, Yi-Lan Weng, Shuxin Li, Soheila Karimi-Abdolrezaee, Sarah A. Busch, Yingjie Shen and Jerry Silver in Nature. doi:10.1038/nature13974 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature13974)

Image: Scientists developed a drug that allows axons to cross impenetrable barriers leading to the treatment of spinal cord injuries. Credit Silver lab,Case... more »

Barrier Breaking Drug May Lead to Spinal Cord Injury Treatments

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/neuropharmacology-spinal-cord-paralysis-1598/.

NIH-funded scientists take first step towards developing promising new drug.

The research is in Nature. (full access paywall)

Research: “Modulation of the proteoglycan receptor PTPσ promotes recovery after spinal cord injury” by Bradley T. Lang, Jared M. Cregg, Marc A. DePaul, Amanda P. Tran, Kui Xu, Scott M. Dyck, Kathryn M. Madalena, Benjamin P. Brown, Yi-Lan Weng, Shuxin Li, Soheila Karimi-Abdolrezaee, Sarah A. Busch, Yingjie Shen and Jerry Silver in Nature. doi:10.1038/nature13974 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature13974)

Image: Scientists developed a drug that allows axons to cross impenetrable barriers leading to the treatment of spinal cord injuries. Credit Silver lab, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine.

#neurology   #paralysis  ___

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2014-12-04 20:00:12 (0 comments, 19 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Wireless Brain Sensor Could Unchain Neuroscience from Cables

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/neurotechnology-wireless-transmitter-1597/.

Neuroscience research has been constrained by the cables required to connect brain sensors to computers for analysis. In the journal Neuron, scientists in a collaboration led by Brown University describe a wireless brain-sensing system to acquire high-fidelity neural data during animal behavior experiments.

The research is in Neuron. (full access paywall)

Research: “Wireless Neurosensor for Full-Spectrum Electrophysiology Recordings during Free Behavior” by Ming Yin, David A. Borton, Jacob Komar, Naubahar Agha, Yao Lu, Hao Li, Jean Laurens, Yiran Lang, Qin Li, Christopher Bull, Lawrence Larson, David Rosler, Erwan Bezard, Grégoire Courtine, and Arto V. Nurmikko in Neuron.doi:... more »

Wireless Brain Sensor Could Unchain Neuroscience from Cables

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/neurotechnology-wireless-transmitter-1597/.

Neuroscience research has been constrained by the cables required to connect brain sensors to computers for analysis. In the journal Neuron, scientists in a collaboration led by Brown University describe a wireless brain-sensing system to acquire high-fidelity neural data during animal behavior experiments.

The research is in Neuron. (full access paywall)

Research: “Wireless Neurosensor for Full-Spectrum Electrophysiology Recordings during Free Behavior” by Ming Yin, David A. Borton, Jacob Komar, Naubahar Agha, Yao Lu, Hao Li, Jean Laurens, Yiran Lang, Qin Li, Christopher Bull, Lawrence Larson, David Rosler, Erwan Bezard, Grégoire Courtine, and Arto V. Nurmikko in Neuron. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2014.11.010 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2014.11.010)

Image: The head-mounted, 100-channel transmitter is only 5 centimeters in its largest dimension and weighs only 46.1 grams, but can transmit data up to 200 megabits a second. Credit Nurmikko lab/Brown University.

#neuroscience   #technology  ___

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2014-12-03 22:56:19 (4 comments, 12 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Tobacco Smoke Toxin Could Increase Pain in Spinal Cord Injury and Worsen MS

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/acrolein-smoke-pain-neurology-1595/.

A neurotoxin called acrolein found in tobacco smoke that is thought to increase pain in people with spinal cord injury has now been shown to accumulate in mice exposed to the equivalent of 12 cigarettes daily over a short time period.

The research is in Neuroscience Bulletin. (full access paywall)

Research: “Acute systemic accumulation of acrolein in mice by inhalation at a concentration similar to that in cigarette smoke” by Melissa Tully, Lingxing Zheng, Glen Acosta, Ran Tian, and Riyi Shi in Neuroscience Bulletin. doi:10.1007/s12264-014-1480-x (http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12264-014-1480-x)

Image: The toxin acrolein is found in cigarette smoke. This image is forill... more »

Tobacco Smoke Toxin Could Increase Pain in Spinal Cord Injury and Worsen MS

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/acrolein-smoke-pain-neurology-1595/.

A neurotoxin called acrolein found in tobacco smoke that is thought to increase pain in people with spinal cord injury has now been shown to accumulate in mice exposed to the equivalent of 12 cigarettes daily over a short time period.

The research is in Neuroscience Bulletin. (full access paywall)

Research: “Acute systemic accumulation of acrolein in mice by inhalation at a concentration similar to that in cigarette smoke” by Melissa Tully, Lingxing Zheng, Glen Acosta, Ran Tian, and Riyi Shi in Neuroscience Bulletin. doi:10.1007/s12264-014-1480-x (http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12264-014-1480-x)

Image: The toxin acrolein is found in cigarette smoke. This image is for illustrative purposes only. Credit realworkhard.

#pain   #neurology   #smoking   #multiplesclerosis  ___

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2014-12-03 22:14:12 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

TBI can Disrupt Glymphatic System and Accelerate Dementia

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/neurology-tbi-glymphatic-system-dementia-1594/.

A new study out today in the Journal of Neuroscience shows that traumatic brain injury can disrupt the function of the brain’s waste removal system. When this occurs, toxic proteins may accumulate in the brain, setting the stage for the onset of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

The research is in Journal of Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Research: “Impairment of Glymphatic Pathway Function Promotes Tau Pathology after Traumatic Brain Injury” by Jeffrey J. Iliff, Michael J. Chen, Benjamin A. Plog, Douglas M. Zeppenfeld, Melissa Soltero, Lijun Yang, Itender Singh, Rashid Deane, and Maiken Nedergaard in Journal of Neuroscience. Publishedonline ... more »

TBI can Disrupt Glymphatic System and Accelerate Dementia

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/neurology-tbi-glymphatic-system-dementia-1594/.

A new study out today in the Journal of Neuroscience shows that traumatic brain injury can disrupt the function of the brain’s waste removal system. When this occurs, toxic proteins may accumulate in the brain, setting the stage for the onset of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

The research is in Journal of Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Research: “Impairment of Glymphatic Pathway Function Promotes Tau Pathology after Traumatic Brain Injury” by Jeffrey J. Iliff, Michael J. Chen, Benjamin A. Plog, Douglas M. Zeppenfeld, Melissa Soltero, Lijun Yang, Itender Singh, Rashid Deane, and Maiken Nedergaard in Journal of Neuroscience. Published online December 3 2014 doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3020-14.2014 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3020-14.2014)

Image: The new research focuses on the impact that traumatic brain injury has on the glymphatic system. Image adapted from the University of Rochester press release.

#tbi   #neurology   #dementia  ___

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